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The Ravens coaching staff kept reporters on their toes during the first full-squad training camp practice Friday, interchanging offensive tackles Michael Oher and Jared Gaither on the left side of the line throughout the morning session.

Gaither was the team's starter at left tackle in 2009, but Oher got five starts at the position while Gaither was sidelined with an injury. Ravens coach John Harbaugh coronated Oher as the starting left tackle during offseason workouts, but on Friday, he seemed to indicate that there will be an open competition for the spot.

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"We are going to play the best guys at the best positions for our offensive line, and I think that's yet to be determined," he said.

The past two seasons under Harbaugh and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, the Ravens often deployed an unbalanced line and/or brought in a third offensive lineman in an attempt to dominate the line of scrimmage. Oher and Gaither lined up side-by-side a handful of times in various drills Friday morning, something Harbaugh was quick to point out when asked about the switcheroo.

"On our offense, they play both sides anyway," he said. "If you noticed we came out the very first play, I think both guys were on the right side. So they've got to learn to play both sides and we'll just see how it shakes out."

Oher is still the favorite to get the nod at left tackle. He's more reliable than Gaither, has more potential and is one heck of a run blocker (though Gaither isn't too shabby himself). The Ravens were very successful running to Oher's side in 2009. And on a few running plays Friday morning, with Oher lined up at left tackle, the athletic Gaither pulled off right tackle and helped block down the left side. That's something we could see a lot of this season if Gaither ends up at right tackle.

Like Harbaugh said, I guess we'll just see how it shakes out, but I'm guessing this is just a competition for show. Oher will be protecting Joe Flacco's blindside when the Ravens take on Rex Ryan's Jets in Week 1.

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